American Legion Department of Florida, 11th District and the Boy Scouts of America cordially invite you to get involved and show your support in the 3rd Annual “Cracker Trail Competition” February 28th - March 2, 2014 at the 1,500 acre Tanah Keeta Scout Reservation in Tequesta, Florida.
This three day event will begin on Friday honing the Scouts survival skills to explore and survive in the wilds of Florida. We recruit Scouts from the Florida Keys to Jacksonville and Clearwater to West Palm Beach. They study and practice all year for this competition and will camp in the outdoors just like the early Florida settlers. The “Cracker Trail is a “Test of the Best” in learning and utilizing survival skills. Each Scout Patrol will build their own “Chuck Wagon” to hold their supplies, cook their food, test their skills and score for “gold nuggets”.
This event is a source of pride for the 8,000 members in the 11th District and the 123,000 Members of the Legion in the State of Florida. Since its Congressional Charter in 1919 the American Legion has been supporting the Boy Scouts of America and proudly supports the continued growth of the “Cracker Trail Competition” event.
Our Children are our pride and skills give them pride in themselves. They study and learn such skills as Americanism, Honor Guard, Map Reading, Disability Awareness, Cooking, First Aid and fun things like Backpacking, Camping, Knots, Fire Building, Archery, Tomahawk Throwing and much more.
The event supports the many Legion Veteran’s Programs and the fees to the Scouts and their families are kept to a minimum to ensure participation of as many Scouts as possible and no Scout is every turned away for financial reasons. This is why your support is essential to our mission, for without your kind sponsorship, our important work is difficult to accomplish. Become part of our patriotic movement, Veterans teaching our Scouts to be strong future leaders of America. Twenty four Astronauts traveled to the Moon, 21 were Scouts, and of our last 8 Presidents 5 were Scouts.